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Victors become the vanquished - MAN CITY 1 WIGAN 2

Ouch – what a difference a week makes in cup competitions in English football. Seven days ago tens of thousands of Manchester City fans were marvelling at the magnanimity of the magnificent Sunderland supporters, after their Black Cat team had lost 3-1 in the Capital One Cup Final at Wembley. It was so easy to admire their sentiments and to reciprocate the compliments. Well now it’s City’s turn to stand […]

Revenge redemption & Rosler reunion - Man City v Wigan Athletic - FA Cup QF

The 3 R’s of ‘writing, reading and arithmetic’ used to be the foundation of basic education in Britain. Manuel Pellegrini continues his schooling in English football amid Manchester City’s 3 R’s of a different kind – redemption, revenge and reunion – as Uwe Rosler brings Wigan to the Etihad for an emotional FA Cup quarter final tie. With designs on a unique domestic treble of trophies, the City manager has already […]

MAN CITY 5 WIGAN O – Pellegrini’s predators pound the pie-eaters

They say a week in politics is a long time. Manuel Pellegrini is the ‘sitting’ MP in sky blue Manchester and, on the basis of the last seven days, he’s going to remain so for a long time to come after three landslide victories. A fully qualified engineer before his election to numerous ‘seats’ in the world of football power, the present incumbent at the Etihad came to prominence based […]

MAN CITY v WIGAN - It's 'pieback' time

Rather like a Manchester Piccadilly tannoy announcement it’ll be a case of ‘All Change…’ at the Etihad Stadium as Manchester City seek payback against the upstarts who deprived them of FA Cup Final glory a mere 136 days ago. Is it me, or am I not alone in feeling that horrible wet May afternoon at Wembley seems an age ago? Time has healed the wounds and all but banished that […]

MAN CITY 0 WIGAN 1 - Mayday Mayday, City in distress!

What a mess from start to finish! How and why have Manchester City found themselves in a position where – just 12 months on from winning the Premier League  – they’re back being savaged and ridiculed by their many detractors? You would be hard pressed to find a more passionate supporter of Manchester City Football Club than I, so it saddens me immensely to witness what has unfolded over the […]